Re: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: Phil Jones <>
Date: Fri Feb 23 2007 - 22:12:05 EST

As a TE, I debate both atheists and YECs (and OECs) online. When a typical atheist starts in on me from a creation angle, it throws them for a loop when I state my TE position. I end up having more leverage with science and statistical odds. Several atheists have mentioned that I am the smartest Christian they've met, which is darn scary.

---- Glenn Morton <> wrote:
> I won't be here long, but this is the best place to get a question answered.
> Many of you know that over the past 10 years, I have struggled with whether
> or not to become an atheist. I now am totally past that point having come
> out of the struggle with some really great arguments against atheism, which
> I have used on the internet successfully. But, in all this, I have thought
> about a YEC complaint against us TE's. And that is what my question is
> about.
> 1. Why is it that I so rarely see theistic evolutionists directly
> confronting atheists on the internet when they dis our religion?
> 2. Has anyone engaged in a direct internet debate on a forum against atheism
> or against an atheist? (if so, where is it?)
> 3. are we really, as my friend Wil Provine suggests, merely practical
> atheists? (a people whose religion makes no real difference to the
> intellectual climate of society?)
> 3a alternatively, are we merely the lapdogs of the atheists, who use us, as
> Phil Johnson suggests, but who don't respect us (I guess are we a one night
> stand for the atheists pleasure?)
> I will not debate, I am interested in the responses.
> glenn
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